One Week

We’re one week away from the Freshman showcase opening night. I have been satisfied with the way The Great Diversion had been going. I changed a lot of things earlier this week, and it’s really improved. I think my actors, Molly Weeldreyer and Jamie Grimes, could tell the difference too. It still needed some tweaking yet, however, just some fine tuning. Nothing big, but just little ways where it could be better. I just didn’t think my actors were quite ready. Which was OK, because we still had over a week.

Today though, marked the beginning of the final stretch. I told them that today would be the last day I would help them with lines if they get stuck, because from here on out I was going to have people come and be our “audience”. Molly and Jamie really performed at their best. I didn’t have to feed a line once. The notes I took were all positive. More like, “I liked it when you did ___” or “Good job on remembering to ____”. I was really impressed. We went through it again, because I wanted to see if it was luck, or if the show really improved that much in one night. Again, they nailed it! I was so impressed. I even cheered! (Lame, I know.)

Anyway, the real test is to keep it up for the next week. I know we’ll probably have an “off” day sometime, but I hope it’s during these rehearsals, rather than next Wednesday and Thursday. For the performances I’ve been involved in, my last dress rehearsal was always terrible and the real shows were great. Let’s hope for a bad dress rehearsal on Tuesday!

Performance dates: Wednesday, Oct 11, 7:30PM, TC Underground and Thursday, Oct 12, 7:30PM, TC Underground All are welcome! (Admission is a non-perishable food item for the Food Pantry.) Also, I was kidding about the Zombies and brains in my last post about this.